Leo40 said:Just imagine if a large number of people moves back to the land, takes care of themselves and ignores politics and government.
Also the economic consequences are astounding. Large international corporations will have no customers.
Forget the spiritual mambo jumbo and concentrate on the sociological consequences.
Is it not the goal of your efforts to produce sovereign individuals who can think for themselves and can manage their lives without
This is a very reasonable idea, and such grass-roots movements are gaining steam everywhere, including the US. In my local area, every CSA farm ("community-supported agriculture", where you buy a share or work part-time and get a bushel of locally grown organic produce every week throughout a growing season) -- every such farm has a waiting list pages long.
Additionally, in the US, "moving back to land" may not even have to be an issue as it is in the context of the book. The dacha food gardens that are discussed in the book are the size of an average land plot in a suburban subdivision. All you have to do to follow the book is to rip off the much-prized grass lawn and plant fruit trees and vegetables instead.
"Urban gardening" is another movement that aims to utilize every available space, recycle man-made objects in garden construction and utilize hydroponic methods in growing organic vegetables.
So then, why is there a need for a pagan goddess babe that came straight from the cover of a romance novel, who, supposedly actually exists, to sanctify these activities? What is this sappy story doing here? Isn't it manipulation of the worst kind, manipulation that frankly insults the intelligence of the reader?
And now, if you can imagine people who actually bought into it, getting together to build their commune -- would you want to join them?